A former Lower East Side meat market, 80 Essex Street, transformed into a chic urban gallery space last night as curator Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld presented “The Martus Maw,” a collection of graffiti-like paintings by French artist Nicolas Pol (pictured left, with Restoin Roitfeld). The stark grey building was a dichotomous backdrop for the sixteen-piece exhibition, which Pol described as “wild and raw.” Pol used various media, including newspaper and magazine clippings, combined with colorful imagery and errant splashes of paint. Erin Wasson, Kelly Klein, David Lauren and Jean-Paul Gaultier toasted Pol and Roitfeld with champagne, while guests later convened at Indochine for a celebratory dinner. Roitfeld, who founded the emerging artist company Feedback Ltd. in 2008, works primarily with emerging talents to produce shows and provide a platform for selling their art. This was his fourth exhibition. Pol graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 2004. His first solo exhibition, “Life Goes on If You’re Lucky,” was featured at the Allsopp Contemporary in London in 2005, followed by “Fear and Retribution” in 2008. Drop by and see the exhibit through Dec. 10 at 80 Essex St., New York, NY. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.